Benefits of Service Learning

For Students

  • Brings academic instruction to life
  • Prepares individuals to participate in internships and research
  • Allows exploration of career options
  • Teaches workforce skills
  • Provides opportunities to accommodate different learning styles
  • Develops connections with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles
  • Develops meaningful involvement with the local community
  • Transcripting
  • Diploma distinction
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award
  • Snowball Scholarship

For the Community

  • Provides awareness-building of community issues, agencies, and constituents
  • Provides affordable access to professional development
  • Develops short and long term solutions to pressing community needs
  • Creates ways to expand current services
  • Increases human resources for problem solving
  • Provides opportunities for participating in the educational process
  • Contributes to positive exposure in the community

For the College

  • Furthers the goals of Monroe Community College’s strategic plan
  • Drives the college as an active, engaged partner in the community
  • Facilitates teaching, research and program development
  • Increases student retention
  • Enriches the quality and relevancy of the education provided
  • Allows for faculty to mentor students
  • Increases College’s awareness of societal issues as they relate to academic areas of Interest
  • Assists in the development of innovative approaches to instruction
  • Provides opportunities for collaborative community research and project development
  • Engages faculty and students in local and state community issues
  • Provides opportunities to extend College’s knowledge and resources
  • Increases development and preparation of college graduates
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